ninepins

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ninepins

1. another name for skittles
2. one of the pins used in this game
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Favourites went down like ninepins at the Yorkshire track and odds-on Tidal Bay threw away his race with a last-fence blunder.
Witness Tom Carpenter of Rathmines said: "There was a flash and people went down like ninepins.
There had been bad blood between the clubs, triggered by a bitter German Cup match a few weeks ago, and it manifested itself again as players went down like ninepins.